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This very bold plant produces 6 inch long bunches of small flowrs which are followed by (poisonous) berries that mature to a dark shiny purple, the stout trunk-like mainstem is often tinged with red and supports very broad and large leaves (up to 10 inch long), produces a very large taproot that can be 5 inch or more across at the top in a mature plant, has very high wildflife value, songbirds and a variety of creatures enjoy the seeds, a very good dye and/or ink can be made from the berries, clay and gravel tolerant, attracts native pollinators.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
4-8 foot Tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-11a
Deer Resistant

Native Range: NB across s. QC and ON to MN, south through TX and FL

Germination - Easy:: cold stratify 6 weeks, fresh seed best

American Pokeweed in a quart pot $10.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

American Pokeweed Seed Packet $4.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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American Pokeweed Picture

American Pokeweed Picture